I attended the Los Angeles premiere of this film, Millie & The Lords. It was fantastic. As a Latina woman, Latina writer, Latina educator and Latina who has been raised in this country – yet attuned to cultural norms and customs of my family, this film resonated with me on many levels.
Millie & The Lords is the story of many people who are hungry for something more, yet circumstances say that living out one’s dream is not for them. Milagros Baez, a Puerto Rican woman in Spanish Harlem longs for a different life. With no one in her life, no one to believe in her, Millie doesn’t even believe in herself. However, as she learns about the Puerto Rican revolutionary group, The Young Lords, she discovers an inner strength and passion that she never knew was there.
This relevant story is written by Jennica Carmona. The film incorporates documentary material and inventive cinematography that honors the legacy of the Young Lords Party.
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